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I had court September 28 to discuss parenting issues and arreage

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I had court September 28 to discuss parenting issues and arreage of 10,000. in back support. I agreed to mediation on the parenting issues but nothing has been done by the courts, NDCSS, or my ex to get Child Support issue resolved. He has been abusive over the phone and has manipuated our children.(daughter 14, and twin boy's 12). I have mediation tomorrow and I feel it would a waste of time and money to meet with this guy when the last time we tried mediation he stormed out and I had to be escorted to my car for protection. Is there anyway to get out of mediation because this is going to be a nasty event.

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Was the mediation ordered by the Judge?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Yes it was but I had requested it in hopes that my ex husband would be more open to working amicably. That has not been the case.

The only way to get out of it at this point, is to have it waived by the Judge since it was ordered. However, if he is not acting in good faith and only wasting your time and money by showing up, you can always ask the Judge to order that he pay for it or reimburse you for your half, since when he is showing up, nothing is being accomplished. Mediation is not binding, so neither party is forced to do anything. However, each side is expected to act in good faith and if he is failing to do so, could result in the Judge taking action.

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